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Vol 10, No 1 (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2016-08-22
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Pain management in patient with microcellular lung cancer and accompanying peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy

Hanna Kucia
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2016;10(1):37-40.

open access

Vol 10, No 1 (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2016-08-22

Abstract

This report describes a case of a 76-year-old man suffering from microcellular right lung cancer. Four chemotherapy cycles and prophylactic radiotherapy of the central nervous system were applied with good outcome and the patient was subsequently directed to a general practitioner. The patient in good condition was admitted to the Outpatient Pain Clinic because of severe mostly neuropathic pain syndrome of the lower part of the body (NRS 9–10). Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy was recognized in the patient. The treatment applied helped reduce the intensity of pain to the level of NRS 3–4.

Abstract

This report describes a case of a 76-year-old man suffering from microcellular right lung cancer. Four chemotherapy cycles and prophylactic radiotherapy of the central nervous system were applied with good outcome and the patient was subsequently directed to a general practitioner. The patient in good condition was admitted to the Outpatient Pain Clinic because of severe mostly neuropathic pain syndrome of the lower part of the body (NRS 9–10). Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy was recognized in the patient. The treatment applied helped reduce the intensity of pain to the level of NRS 3–4.

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Keywords

microcellular lung cancer, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain, treatment

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Title

Pain management in patient with microcellular lung cancer and accompanying peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 10, No 1 (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

37-40

Published online

2016-08-22

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2016;10(1):37-40.

Keywords

microcellular lung cancer
chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
neuropathic pain
treatment

Authors

Hanna Kucia

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